What's old is new

This is my place to show off the items I would call vintage, things I have either refinished or kept as is and find interesting. I am still a kid at heart bringing home what some might call junk and am always in search of that buried treasure. I am not a picker and I am not a hoarder, working with my hands on my own time repairing or refinishing the things I find brings me peace of mind and time to myself to contemplate whatever has transpired in my life or time to just zone out and concentrate on the task at hand. Some items for sale or possible trade just ask..click on my profile and send me an email.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Paint It White ARGH!!!!

A very quick rant. I get so sick of hearing auctioneers telling people when the bidding is slow "if you don't like it now, paint it white". I almost blow my stack when I look around the room and people nod and agree. I see so much good and high quality antique and vintage furniture nearly destroyed with gallons of white paint, and it seems to be becoming and epidemic at the antique markets. If it's cheap (not solid wood) plywood than go for it but don't trash the oak, walnut, maple, teak etc pieces and lay off the heavy varathane and shellac there are better quality sealer's that will look 100 times better.

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